Information and applications for career development in research fellowship

The Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the origins, outcomes and optimal management of polycystic ovary syndrome is offering a research part fellowship to researchers who are working in PCOS addressing the CRE research priority areas of:

The part fellowship of $50,000 is for a one year period, commencing 1 February 2018.

Funds cannot be used for project support

Key dates

Applications open Wednesday 1st November 2017

Applications close Friday 1st December 2017

Successful applicant(s) notified by Friday 12th January 2018

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible the applicant must:

Ineligible if:

  • a Chief Investigator with the CRE

Selection criteria

All applications will be assessed for alignment of the applicant’s research with the CRE research activities and the quality of the application.  The NHMRC fellowship application ranking will be a key consideration.  If more than one application is received with equal merit, the CRE Training Committee members will score these using the NHMRC scoring criteria.

Please see the NHMRC selection criteria and scoring matrix for more information

The decision of the CRE in PCOS Training Committee is final.


A CRE in PCOS Career Development Research Fellow is expected to work independently, with limited guidance or direction from more senior colleagues in establishing their research careers.

Activities expected include:

  • Conduct of research either as a member of a team or independently.
  • Presentation of research data at conferences and seminars.
  • Production of or contribution to high quality research publications in peer-reviewed literature or through other appropriate forms of research dissemination (e.g. official government reports).
  • Supervision of research support staff involved in the research.
  • Guiding the research work of junior members of research staff in his/her research area.
  • Co-supervision, or where appropriate supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects within the field of research.
  • Contribution to the preparation of, or where appropriate individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies.
  • Involvement in professional activities including attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise, and contributions to policy development for government or professional bodies.
  • Administrative functions primarily connected with their area of research.
  • Occasional contributions to the teaching program within the field of the individual’s research.
  • Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the organisational unit to which the research is connected.
  • Co-financial management of grants.

Past Performance will normally include:

  • Relevant PhD in health and medical disciplines.
  • Research experience in health and medical disciplines.
  • Evidence of original intellectual input into research.
  • Research output (publications, conference papers, reports, professional or technical contributions) which provide evidence of research ability and potential for future development.
  • Involvement in appropriate professional activities.
  • Evidence of local and national recognition for research.

Reporting requirements

A final report must be completed and submitted to the CRE Training Committee by email to within 6 months of completion of the funding period.  The report should focus on achievements and expected outcomes of the project and will be published in the CRE quarterly newsletter and/ or the CRE website.  A template will be provided.

How to apply

Submit to by Friday 1st December 2017


Any queries concerning this research fellowship opportunity should be directed to:

Linda Downes – email

How to apply?

Submit to by Friday 1st December, 2017


Key dates

  • Applications open Wednesday 1st November 2017
  • Applications close Friday 1st December 2017
  • Successful applicant(s) notified by Friday 12th January 2018

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